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Tuesday, December 05, 2006
AMD Athlon 64 X2

2. AMD Athlon 64 X2 AM2 Processor Family

Below you can see the whole family of AMD Athlon 64 X2 AM2 processors:

Model Number

Frequency

L2 Cache
Packaging
Thermal Design Power
5200+
2.6 GHz
1MB + 1MB
socket AM2
89W
5000+
2.6 GHz
512KB + 512KB
socket AM2
89W
4800+
2.4 GHz
1MB + 1MB
socket AM2
89W, 65W
4600+
2.4 GHz
512KB + 512KB
socket AM2
89W, 65W
4400+
2.2 GHz
1MB + 1MB
socket AM2
89W, 65W
4200+
2.2 GHz
512KB + 512KB
socket AM2
89W, 65W
4000+
2.0 GHz
1MB + 1MB
socket AM2
89W, 65W
3800+
2.0 GHz
512KB + 512KB
socket AM2
89W, 65W, 35W

The family has both 1MB and 512KB L2 cache, while several series are offered with two thermal design powers (89W, 65W). Full specs are very interesting:

AMD64 Technology
Yes
Simultaneous 32- & 64-bit computing
Yes
L1 Cache (Instruction + Data) per core
128KB (64KB + 64KB)
L2 Cache per core
512KB or 1MB
One 16x16 link @ 2000 MHz bidirectional
HyperTransport Iechnology I/O Bandwidth
8 GB/s
Integrated DDR Memory Controller
Yes
Memory Controller Width
128-bit
Type of Memory Supported
PC2 6400(DDR2-800), PC2 5300(DDR2-667), PC2 4200(DDR2-533), and PC2 3200(DDR2-400) unbuffered memory (socket AM2)
Memory Bandwidth
up to 12.8 GB/s (socket AM2)
Total Processor-to-system Bandwidth (HyperTransport plus memory bandwidth)
up to 20.8 GB/s (socket AM2)
Process Technology
90 nanometer, SOI (silicon-on-insulator) Technology
Packaging
socket AM2 (940-pin) organic micro PGA
Thermal Design Power
110W, 89W, 65W, or 35W
Die Size
147 to 218 mm2
Number of Transistors
154 to 227 million (socket AM2) (depending on cache size)
Manufacturing Sites
Fab 30 and Fab 36 in Dresden , Germany

Compared with an Intel D9xx series, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor has wider chipset support:

 
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor
Intel Pentium D Dual-Core Processor
Infrastructure
socket AM2
LGA775
Process Technology
90 nanometer, SOI (silicon on insulator)
65 or 90 nanometer
Number of Transistors
154 to 227 million
230 million
64-bit Instruction Set Support
Yes, AMD64 Technology
Yes, EM64T
Enhanced Virus Protection
Yes
Yes
System Bus Technology
HyperTransport™ technology up to 2000MHz, full duplex
Front Side Bus up to 800 MHz, Half duplex
Integrated Memory Controller
128-bit + 16-bit ECC unbuffered PC2 6400(DDR2-800), PC2 5300(DDR2-667), PC2 4200(DDR2-533), PC2 3200(DDR2-400)
No, Discrete logic device on motherboard
Total Processor-to-System Bandwidth

HyperTransport technology: up to 8.0 GB/s

Memory bandwidth: up to 12.8 GB/s

Total: up to 20.8 GB/s

 

 

Total: up to 6.4 GB/s

3D & Multimedia instructions
3DNow!™ technology, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Chipset support
NVIDIA: Nforce4 Series chipsets

ATI: Radeon Xpress 200 Series chipsets

VIA: K8 Series chipsets

SiS: 75x Series chipsets or greater

Intel: 945/955 Series only

NVIDIA: Nforce4 Series chipsets

Total Designed Power (TDP)
35W, 65W or 89W
95W or 130W

Let’s now see in depth, a comparison between 4600+ with 89W and 65W TDP:

Processor
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core
Model
4600+
Ordering P/N (Tray)
Ordering P/N (PIB)
ADA4600CUBOX
ADO4600CUBOX
Operating Mode
32/64
Stepping
F2
Frequency
2400Mhz
HT Speed
2000
Voltage
1.30V/1.35V
1.20V/1.25V
Max Temp
55-70°C
72°C
Thermal Design Power
89W
65W
L1 Cache
128KB x2
L2 Cache
512KB x2
CMOS Technology
90nm SOI
Socket
Socket AM2

Their only difference is the required voltage and max temperature. For our review we used an ADA4600CUBOX (89W):




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